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  1. Getting some real good views of Jupiter and Mars. I think I'm running around x185, X200. Using a 120mm Refractor and a 127mm Mak. Both are skywatcher. Picked out details on both planets, I'm just total amazed I can see this kind of detail from my garden. Also I've picked up Rain prof Jacket and trousers from Toolstation for just under £12, lined wellies frog Lidl for £6.99 Built a seat that I can put all of my bits, its even got the PSU built in. So a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to the advise from this forum and sky at night mag. I had a tweak of my 200p BUT didn't get it right first time, so need to
  2. I watched 2 Shadows/black bots, pass over Jupiter last night around 9pm on wards. What did I see because I've searched and found nothing.
  3. I really have no idea. I start with either a 32 or 25 mm and work through until I get the biggest sharp image I can. So I need to learn another skill. That's what I like about this hobby, learning all the time.
  4. Okay the power lead on my Skywatcher 127mm Mak AZ synscan mount got stuck and I have damaged the gear box on the bottom motor drive. Can I get a spare gearbox or motor and gearbox ?? Any ideas
  5. Yes it would. Not only is it amazing to see objects so far away but I'm lucky enough to be able to do the compare thing. Is was thinking the same about the 200p maybe it needs a tweak
  6. I'm trying to build a dob' mount for the 200p. I might look into the image route with the mak if I can get a few bits on the cheap. Next has to be Mars. I wonder if I will get anything other than a red disk.
  7. Good news is he does not want it back. Oh yes get in. Bad news... I paid for the other stuff. Wonder how much a used 127 mak goes for. mmmm
  8. I had the best view of Jupiter tonight, that I've ever had. I used a 120mm Skywatcher refractor that I "borrowed" from my brother. Its a blue tube one I assume its a EVOSTAR, Apart from the blue glow around the edge of Jupiter, it should more, much more detail than my 200p and my 127 mak. I've read the mak should show detail but ?? Was it just good conditions ?? It was also good on a few DSO. On a side note I've killed a gear on my AZ synscan mount, power cable got stuck, opps. Great Night. Clear Skys Mike
  9. Bang on. I'm setup and ready. Just having a look at stuff to find, well try.
  10. oh les paul gone 2 weeks ago swaped for a Patrick eggle, tiny guitar, which does not kill my back. Its was a 2011 classic plus
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